Category : Belle Indoor

Correspondent

Correspondent

The lovely shawl made her appear modern to the public of the time - it is Japanese and ‘Japonisme’ was all the rage - it is curious that the addition of clothing to a nude tends to make the subject more risqué - Wilson Steer never dared to exhibit Seated Nude in a Black Hat (1900) precisely...

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Galét

Galét

The model for this picture, Gabriella is a cook in a hospital, but she had always desired to do something artistic. When I first saw her I immediately thought of a woman from La Belle Epoque, she looked as if she had stepped out of Moulin de la Galette in Montmartre; in fact with her crow black...

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Casalisca

Casalisca

  The second of the series after the Corday. I had had in mind the idea of interpreting the Ingres’ Grande Odalisque  for some time and I had even done a version with the same set, but the first model was not right. Then in 1989 a girl of a just eighteen happened by my gallery in...

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Klimtomania

Klimtomania

  Klimt painted two versions of the bloody biblical story of the slaying of Holofernes by the Jewish patriot Judith, the second he painted after his visit to Ravenna where the Byzantine gold mosaics had a profound affect on his technique. In both versions Judith holds the decapitated head...

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Web Surfer

Web Surfer

  The flowing, wavy, complex, natural forms of Rococo are the antithesis of the rigid straight lines of Classicism and about as far away from Modernism as  it is possible to get.  François Boucher turned his hand at a variety of genres but  always his playful style  epitomised the...

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